Oct 25, 2022 β€’ 35M

EUVC #121 Bo Ilsoe, NGP Capital

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Today we are happy to welcome Bo Ilsoe, managing partner of NGP Capital. From his current base in Geneva, Switzerland he has developed NGP Capital from initial commitments of $25M to more than $1.6B investing in the US, Europe, and China. Bo has through his portfolio exits created more than $3.0B in shareholder value during his time as an investor. A technologist at heart, he believes in the positive transformative effects technology has on society.

In this episode you'll learn:

- The origin & development story of NGP, the highly successful VC-arm of Nokia

- Why NGP has focused on the Series A and onwards stage

- How Bo thinks about innovation horizons and how it affects the investment thesis of NGP

- How Bo thinks about firm building, decision making and winning as a global team of 25 of which 15 are investors and 5 partners

- Why Bo believes VCs owe founders to push them and be wary of becoming too founder friendly

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